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27 weeks till I turn 40

Friday, July 12, 2013

Last night I had a low blood sugar. I fell asleep at 4, after lunch, and slept till 9:15. Dinner is scheduled for 9, and I had to cook it. The low blood sugar happened while I was cooking, and when my vision got blurry, I ate an apple. Thirty minutes later, my vision cleared, and my headache after was minimal. I am hoping that this is just a result of my hospital stay, and them feeding me a sandwich. I haven't had a low blood sugar since I started Atkins 4 years ago, even though I have had larger cheats than a turkey sandwich over that time period.

I slept just 1-7:15, but after a 5 hour nap ( my brother was supposed to wake me up when he got home ), I didn't expect to sleep 8 hours. I decided to do a resistance band workout, and then walk some laps around the apt complex. I have been walking the half of the square, and today I did the whole square, which takes me 6 minutes a lap. I did 6 laps. Then I got a shower, and had to finish removing the hair on my chest, since they removed some at the hospital. I still had a few sticky spots from the EKG patches.

After all that, and washing dishes, I finally had no more reasons to delay my weigh-in. I was down 2.4 lbs. this week to 218.2. So far I am down 23.8 lbs in 52 days, since my re-start on May 21st, and pretty happy overall.

Breakfast was my normal mushroom omelette, but I added 1/2 an apple, and having the other half with my lunch, so I do not get another low blood sugar. I am also volunteering tonight, so I am taking 1/2 a fiber bar, in case I get a low blood sugar.

My plan for the day is to just relax, and read a book, maybe Spark a bit. Then maybe 2-3 hours of phone answering for my friend. I will cook up dinner today, so it is ready to eat when I get home. Seems every time I have an issue it is because I put things off.

Have a great weekend!
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CLPURNELL 7/18/2013 11:02PM

    Hope the low blood sugar was a fluke!

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GEMINIGEM6 7/13/2013 12:07PM

    27 weeks! Every time you post the weeks til the new year it amazes me b/c it sounds so close! And it really isn't far at all! But we are both going to be looking good for this upcoming new year aren't we? Yay! Congrats on your weight loss since restarting! I'm glad you're keeping an eye on your blood sugar and keeping something with you. You're doing great considering all you've been through the last week or so. :)

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ADEWYN 7/13/2013 12:31AM

    Take it easy :) hugs miss ya

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SUSANELAINE1956 7/12/2013 9:07PM

    I am diabetic and I worry more about low blood sugar than high blood sugar. The only time went too low was when I was doing Atkins. I had a lot of success with Atkins, but please be careful about your low readings. Make sure you know the symptoms and that you test yourself if you are starting to feel bad, and make sure you always have something on hand to eat or drink that will raise your sugar quickly if it is too low.

And by the way 40 is great. Wait until you hit 50. emoticon

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